11th April 2016
Gill Turner Tucker has once again secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process. This is the 6th year in a row that Gill Turner Tucker has achieved CQS accreditation.
Gill Turner Tucker underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to continue to hold CQS status, which marks the firm out as continuing to meet...
20th January 2016
What is it?
The Flood Reinsurance scheme (Flood Re) is the system preferred by both the government and the Association of British Insurers to secure available and affordable insurance for homeowners whose properties are considered to be at high risk of flooding.
When will it be available?
The regulations to establish Flood Re came into force on 11 November 2015. Approval from the...
7th December 2015
From 1 February 2016, all private residential landlords will have to check that new tenants and authorised occupiers have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. The Immigration Act 2014 prohibits private landlords of residential properties from allowing certain people to occupy those properties based on the immigration status of the occupiers.
Landlords must also make...
7th December 2015
New rates of SDLT will apply to acquisitions of additional residential property (for example, second homes and buy-to-let properties) with effect from 1 April 2016. If the total chargeable consideration provided for such a property exceeds £40,000, the entire consideration will be subject to SDLT at the following rates on a progressive basis:
3%: £0 - £125,000.
7th October 2015
On 1 October 2015 a number of new pieces of legislation come into effect that will limit landlords’ powers to serve section 21 eviction notices including a rule that states that a failure to follow a prescribed repairs process can invalidate a section 21 notice, and also prevent further service of a section 21 for a six month period. The rules are intended to prevent ‘retaliatory...
5th December 2013
Help to Buy
In the 2013 Budget, the government announced a package for the provision of financial support which was aimed at tackling long-term problems in the housing market. This included Help to Buy, which is comprised of two schemes;
Equity Loan Scheme
The Equity Loan Scheme has been open since 1st April 2013 and will be available for a period of three years. The scheme is accessible to...
5th June 2011
Gill Turner Tucker Solicitors are proud to announce that after years of offering our clients exceptional quality of service and expertise, we have become one of the first practices in the country to be awarded the Law Society's prestigious "Conveyancing Quality Scheme" (CQS) mark.
The CQS accreditation is only awarded to firms of solicitors who are able to demonstrate integrity along with a...